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Professor Andrea Stone was interviewed on Bill Newman's show on WHMP April 13th about her recent poetry book, "American Spelling: Story in Verse."

Below is a link to the broadcast.

WHMP Interview

She'll be reading from the book on Saturday, April 16th at 6:00 in Smith College Neilson Library Browsing Room.


Below is a podcast of ENG Professor Bill Oram reading Robert Frost's poem 'Desert Places.' Enjoy!




Literary Lunches

The English department hosts 3-4 noontime literary discussions per semester. All are welcome and lunch is available for the first 20 attendees.

Spring 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 12:00, Seelye 207-Please join us for a poetry reading about resistance and dissent. Come eat lunch, sit back, and get inspired as students and faculty read from a wide range of protest poetry, texts from different times and places - including our own - that show how poetry can be a powerful expression of resistance!


Wednesday, March 8th, 12:00, Seelye 207-Dinitia Smith,novelist, film-maker, longtime culture reporter for the New York Times, and Smith alum, will talk about her new novel (her fourth) The Honeymooner. This already acclaimed novel, based on extensive biographical research, focuses on George Eliot and her late marriage to John Walter Cross, a man twenty years her junior. Smith, whose interest in George Eliot began in the College's English department, will talk about Eliot and her life and the process of moving from biographical research to novel.


Thursday, April 6th, 12:00, Campus Center 205-Robert S. Levine is an author and distinguished scholar of American literature, as well as the General Editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature. He will speak to English majors and faculty about his experience as editor of this most influential anthology.






A reading by Author Edna O'Brien on March 28




Kennedy Lecture Series


The 2016 Kennedy Lecture Series: "Antigone's Example: Early Modern Women's Political Writing in Times of Civil War" by University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Professor Mihoko Suzuki

Tuesdays at 5:00, Seelye 201